There are several advantages to having your own espresso or coffee pod machine at home: barista-quality brews made in your own kitchen and a happier wallet now that you don’t have to rely on takeaway coffees, which can sometimes be expensive.
Known for its discounts across major retailers, Black Friday is a great time to pick up kitchen appliances such as coffee machines for a lower price. We’ve tested a range of models from trusted brands to bring you our picks of the best coffee machines on the market.
What type of coffee machine is right for you?
If you’re after convenience, coffee pod machines use capsules and save on time and effort. A drawback lies in the limited recycling opportunities for caps, although brands like Nespresso do have programs in place. If environmentally friendly packaging options are a priority, look for recyclable and compostable pods.
For those looking to build their barista skills or simply enjoy the bean-to-brew process, an espresso machine will offer the opportunity to personalise your coffee and produce the perfect crema.
Coffee pod and espresso machines vary dramatically in price, so it’s best to weigh up which functions you may want in advance. Some, such as the Lavazza A Modo Mio Deséa coffee machine allow you to simply select your favourites, while models like the more sophisticated Sage by Heston The Barista Express offer a whole array of features.
We advise doing the research in advance because Black Friday can get overwhelming and it’s easy to spend money on the wrong thing, or something you don’t need.
To give you a head start, our full guide to the best coffee machines runs through everything you need to know. And once you’ve decided on the coffee machine for you, check back here.
We’ll be updating this page regularly with the best deals we can find on our tried-and-tested favourite coffee machines and bundles.
For all the best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals and more unbiased expert buyer’s guides, visit our reviews section to find 400+ round-ups of everything from the best dishwasher tablets to best slow cookers and best food processors.
Which retailers have early Black Friday coffee machine deals?
Black Friday is still two weeks away, but as predicted, most major retailers have already kicked things off with early offers. There are plenty of opportunities to make savings ahead of 27 November. Here’s where to find some of the best prices on stand mixers and kitchen appliances right now:
- Amazon – early Black Friday sale now live, running 19-26 November
- Selfridges – up to 20% off home and tech including Le Creuset, Smeg and Magimix with code SELFCC
- Currys – early Black Friday ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ sale has begun
- Very – early Black Friday deals with savings available on home tech including KitchenAid
- AO.com – savings available on everything from the best dishwashers to microwaves
- Argos – half price kitchen appliances
- Lakeland – save on kitchenware and appliances
- House of Fraser – 20% off household items with the code, AUTUMN20
- Lavazza – Pre-Black Friday sale featuring 40% off selected coffee machines and 15% off capsules
- Robert Dyas – Mega Deals now on
John Lewis & Partners has been responding to early Black Friday competitior deals by price matching online. ‘Never knowingly undersold’, the retailer offers customers chance to make a price match request if they find products marked cheaper elsewhere. We’re expecting its own Black Friday sale to be enormous.
If it’s gifts for foodies you’re after, Trouva, Not on the High Street, Amara, Etsy and Ethical Superstore all ran Black Friday events and offers last year and will be doing the same later this month. The latter will not only be offering 20% off everything from the 23-30 November, but also donating grocery items to the Newcastle West End Foodbank with every order over £30.
Best early Black Friday coffee machine deals 2020
Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 TAS 140x, Black Friday deals
Best cheap coffee pod machine
If ease-of-use is what you’re looking for from a coffee machine, the Tassimo Vivy 2 by Bosch is a great choice. The gadget uses an in-built barcode reader to scan compatible T-pods and create a perfect drink every time – a very hands-off experience but satisfyingly speedy. You can currently buy the machine direct from Tassimo for £99 and for a limited time, were able to save £55 on some mega bundle deals, so keep an eye on the Tassimo site in case this opportunity returns. RRP £99.99.
Read our full Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 TAS 140x coffee pod machine review.
Sage by Heston The Barista Express, Black Friday Deals
Best espresso machine for gadget lovers
The Barista Express will help you create professional standard coffee in your own kitchen. Designed in collaboration with chef Heston Blumenthal, significant thought has gone into its overall build quality and range of features. These include a bean container, portafilter, stainless steel tamper, hot water dispenser and milk frothing jug. Every element from the grind size to the water pressure can also be adjusted, making it an absolute dream for gadget lovers. Rated 4.5/5 stars by BBC Good Food expert Bianca Barratt, you can go from coffee novice to connoisseur with the help of this espresso machine. RRP £599.99.
Salter EK3131 Espressimo coffee machine, Black Friday deals
Best budget espresso machine
This diminutive Salter espresso machine is a great choice for small kitchens. During our test of the best espresso machines, it produced an excellent americano and has a milk frother on its side for creating lattes and cappuccinos. Its espresso results lack the thick crema you see from professional machines, but it’s great value for money and still achieved 4/5 stars from BBC Good Food expert, Pete Wise. RRP £59.99.
Read our full Salter Espressimo coffee machine review.
Swan SK22110CN espresso machine, Black Friday deals
Best coffee machine for under £100
This vintage-looking model is a BBC Good Food favourite for its great performance at a budget-friendly price. Features include a milk frother and temperature gauge. Five colours are also available on Amazon with the light green edition currently the cheapest, available for £78.49. RRP £99.99.
IKOHS Potts capsule coffee machine, Black Friday deals
Best value coffee pod machine
IKOHS tested the waters with a 2% discount on its capsule coffee machine earlier this month and has now upped the savings available to 5%. Available in four colours, this machine is compatible with Nespresso pods, Dolce Gusto pods and loose ground coffee, versatility that, combined with good performance and attractive design, saw it awarded 4/5 stars by BBC Good Food experts when tested against other top models. RRP £67.95.
Read our full IKOHS Potts coffee pod machine review.
Russell Hobbs Brew and Go Filter Coffee Machine and Mug, Black Friday deals
Best coffee pod machine for busy households
For filter coffee without the faff, the Russell Hobbs Brew and Go produces a full mug at the touch of a button and was rated best coffee pod machine for busy households when tested by reviews expert Pete Wise. It uses ESE coffee pods and coffee bags that can be composted at home but there’s also the opportunity to brew using tea bags and ground coffee. Plus a sturdy take away cup is provided for hot drinks on-the-go. With an RRP of £32.99, you were only really saving £3 with this deal by Very but it was a saving nonetheless.
When is Black Friday 2020?
Previously just a tradition in the US and Canada, Black Friday is now a global annual shopping event well known for brands and major retailers dropping deals on products ahead of Christmas.
This year, the event falls on Friday 27 November, with deals and discounts set to run right through to Monday 30 November, dubbed Cyber Monday.
Over the last few years we’ve seen offers start earlier and earlier and this year is no different.
We’ll be updating this page regularly with all the latest Black Friday coffee machine deals ahead of the main event.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
- Do your research in advance so that you have the coffee machine you want in mind. The price of coffee pod and espresso machines vary dramatically so it’s best to weigh up which functions you may want in advance.
- Retailers like John Lewis & Partners, AO.com and Currys offer a price match promise so don’t limit yourself to online retailers like Amazon.
- Express machines can be very high spec and offer a lot of variety. Our best coffee machine buyer’s guide is a good place to start.
- Be familiar with the RRP of each product in advance so you’re aware of how much money you’ll save when each deal rolls along.
- Only buy what you can afford.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday used to be the dedicated day for finding bargains online. But with new national regulations meaning that all non-essential retail shops will be closed between November 5 and December 2, most will be bringing their best deals online.
Our advice? Do your research ahead of time, decide the best coffee machine for your kitchen and check back here for all the latest news and best Black Friday 2020 coffee machine deals.
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